In an effort to raise money for the Save a Child's Heart organization, members of the Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) fraternity at NYU rocked a chair in front of Weinstein residence hall for 48 hours.
AEPi is looking to raise over $10,000 for Save a Child's Heart. So far, they have raised over $2,880 in pledges.
Stern sophomore Jordan Fine, co-organizer of the event, said it's important that they have chosen Save a Child's Heart because the charity helps families who are in need.
"Everyone needs a heart," Fine said. "It's a great cause because most kids are our age or younger and they help families who can't afford necessary surgeries."
AEPi president and Stern senior Matan Dvir said the event was part of the fraternity's larger efforts to be more philanthropic.
"Our national fraternity AEPi has chosen to donate $100,000 to seven national philanthropy over seven years," he said. "One of them is Save a Child's Heart. It's something that really brings us all together and do something better for the community."
He added, "It's very humbling sitting in this chair. You realize that there are things bigger than yourself or school or parties or whatever they may be." Several students who have walked by the installation approved of the fraternity's efforts.
"I think it's really cute and great," Tisch freshman Lily Halpern said. "I'm impressed because most fraternities wouldn't take the time to do this. They are good people."
CAS junior Vivian Stellakis agreed. "I hope they don't freeze to death! I'm really proud and it's great what they are doing."
Article written by Lisa Ng - deputy campus editor.
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